Category: Photoshop

Inverting Images In Photoshop

As an outdoor photographer and digital artist, I find it fun to experiment with creative effects in post-processing. Here is a super easy and super fast way to completely transform a photograph by inverting images in Photoshop and then applying textures and colors in Topaz Texture Effects. Here is an image of birch trees reflecting in a pond at Crex Meadows Wildlife Area near Grantsburg, Wisconsin. Not a bad image, but nothing that really makesLearn More

Topaz Texture Effects Basic Tour

If you follow my blog at all, you know that I’m a HUGE fan of Topaz Labs photo editing products. While most photo editing software plug-ins need to work within Photoshop or Lightroom, Topaz Texture Effects works as a plug-in as well as a stand alone program. I personally find their software very easy to use, but there are plenty of free tutorials available on YouTube if you need a little help or would likeLearn More

Save $20 on Topaz Texture Effects Thru January!

In case you’ve missed the previous sales, Topaz Texture Effects just had it’s first upgrade since inception a few months ago and they’re celebrating with a BIG SALE! Save $20 on Topaz Texture Effects through January 31, 2016! Regularly priced at $69.99, you can now snag it for only $49.99! I already wrote a post introducing the original program which includes a library of over 150 expertly crafted presets, 275+ high-resolution textures and effects, andLearn More

Topaz Labs Holiday Sale!

In case you missed all of the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales, you still have time to capitalize on Topaz Labs Holiday Sale! If you’ve visited this site before, you know that I LOVE Topaz Labs photo editing software products! Their products have saved me more hours than I can count in the photo editing process and some of their presets even help stimulate new ideas. The discount applies to any one of theirLearn More

Add Stars To Your Photos In A Few Easy Steps

In this tutorial, I will show you how to add stars to your photos in a few easy steps using Topaz Labs Star Effects. Split Rock Lighthouse Image Preparation First, you will need to do any basic edits in your regular photo editing software. Topaz Star Effects works as a plug-in to Photoshop or Lightroom and is not a stand alone product. Edit Your Image In Topaz Star Effects When you first bring your preppedLearn More

High Resolution Textures For Photoshop

Now available in their own online texture gallery are several “unique to the North Woods” high resolution textures available for purchase! High Resolution Textures These textures are all from photos that I took myself on a DSLR of some of the resources that can be unique to the Upper Midwest region, such as: Lake Superior shoreline Lake Michigan beaches tree bark from birch and other North Woods species rock and stones plants and grasses snowLearn More

How to Create Surreal Forest Photos in Minutes

Want to learn a fast easy way to turn “blah” forest photos into something surreal? I’m going to show you a way to get two different options out of the same “ho-hum” forest photo in just a few easy steps using Lightroom with either Photoshop for the blur option or Topaz Labs plug-ins for a super fast impressionist painterly effect. Original Forest Photo I took this during the middle of a sunny day at St.Learn More

Save 50% on Topaz Labs Photo Editing Software

Topaz Labs is rolling out their holiday sale – and it’s a doozy! From November 25-30, Topaz Labs is offering 50% off of the full Topaz Photography Collection. Whether you want to achieve stunning photo enhancements or apply artistic effects, this unique collection has you covered. With the recent addition of Topaz Texture Effects, the Photography Collection now includes 17 products for only $499.99. With the 50% discount, new users can purchase the entire collectionLearn More

Same Photo, Different Looks With Photo Editing

There’s more to making a “pretty picture” than just composing the shot and getting your aperture, shutter speed, exposure and focus just right. Photo editing in post processing is a completely different and important skill in and of itself. It can be time consuming, turn a “meh” shot into a “wow!” shot and can be a ton of fun. And since I shoot in RAW, post processing is a necessity. Here’s just one recent exampleLearn More

How to Create Twirl Effect in Photoshop

If you like abstract photography, you’ll LOVE this twirl effect in photoshop! It’s fast and easy – SO easy you could create an action for it and make it even faster if you want to! Here’s how it’s done: Twirl Effect in Photoshop Start with any photo in 8 bit. This is the original: Filter -> Pixelate -> Mezzotint -> Medium Lines Filter -> Blur -> Radial Blur (slider = 100, blur method = zoom,Learn More

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